FIFA on Wednesday introduced venues that can host the 2026 World Cup. Three nations will host the World Cup matches and 16 North American venues had been chosen in whole. Out of the 16 cities, 11 cities are positioned in america, three in Mexico and two in Canada. Although, United States soccer followers expressed their disappointment after FIFA’s announcement of the host cities. America males’s nationwide workforce supporters from the Washington D.C./Baltimore space had been sad because the capital metropolis didn’t get a chance to host a single match on the grand occasion.
Supporters expressed their dismay on social media. D.C. was thought of as a possible choice to host matches in 2026 however finally, different choices resembling Boston and Kansas Metropolis had been chosen as a substitute.
That is how followers and followers reacted on Twitter after the FIFA announcement.
“They picked huge, trendy soccer stadiums. Chicago will get unnoticed. DC’s unnoticed as a consequence of FedEx Discipline. I believed Baltimore could get the nod over Philly to offer a extra geographic east coast unfold. Houston? Guess they’ve a greater stadium than DC/Baltimore. Closing in NY or LA,” one consumer wrote on Twitter.
They picked huge, trendy soccer stadiums.
Chicago will get unnoticed.
DC’s unnoticed as a consequence of FedEx Discipline.
I believed Baltimore could get the nod over Philly to offer a extra geographic east coast unfold.
Houston? Guess they’ve a a greater stadium than DC/Baltimore.
Closing in NY or LA?
— Tim Ogden (@tdogden) June 16, 2022
One other consumer whereas speaking concerning the contentious announcement wrote, “No DC/Baltimore for World Cup 2026 sucks. The soccer workforce and their terrible stadium simply trigger steady disappointment.”
No DC/Baltimore for World Cup 2026 sucks. The soccer workforce and their terrible stadium simply causes steady disappointment.
— Jackson Hairfield (@j_hairfield) June 16, 2022
Whereas one other United States soccer fan wrote, “Washington DC is lacking from this checklist !!! Disenchanted.”
Washington DC is lacking from this checklist !!! Disenchanted
— Fiorell@ (@FiorellaCDMX) June 17, 2022
Whereas speaking concerning the snubbing, FIFA’s chief tournaments and occasions officer Colin Smith stated that it was a troublesome selection.
“This was a really, very troublesome selection,” stated Smith as per The Washington Put up.
“It’s onerous to think about – you possibly can’t think about a World Cup coming to the U.S. and the capital metropolis not taking a significant position as nicely,” Smith additional added.
Notably, the 2026 World Cup would be the first event organised by three nations and likewise the primary to have 48 groups on the grand occasion.
The chosen cities to organise World Cup matches in america are: New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium); Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium); Dallas (AT&T Stadium); San Francisco Bay Space (Levi’s Stadium); Miami (Onerous Rock Stadium); Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium); Seattle (Lumen Discipline); Houston (NRG Stadium); Philadelphia (Lincoln Monetary Discipline); Kansas Metropolis, Missouri (Arrowhead Stadium); and Boston (Gillette Stadium).